Water features will be the topic at the next Sooke Garden Club meeting

Sooke Garden Club: Hibernating garden-style

Garden club is gearing up for the sporing with talks on water features

It is January, nature’s time of rest for wildlife and for all growing things.

Gardeners everywhere are taking a well earned rest too, curled up in our armchairs with seed catalogues and such. We are not really asleep, but merely taking a deep breath while awaiting the glorious explosion of Spring colours we planted as bulbs just a few short months ago.  Perhaps even dreaming of lazy Summer days relaxing around pools and ponds and the soothing sounds of trickling water.

Somewhere in that reverie slips the realization that if that dream is to become a present reality, now is the time for us to start preparations. But where do you begin.

It might help to join the Sooke Garden Club to share information on all things garden related; especially as our Jan. 23 meeting will have Dave Jewitt, owner of Ponds Victoria as our speaker, featuring “Ponds & Water Features”.

Dave has been designing, installing and maintaining ponds and other water features for the last 20 yrs. He does projects both large ( Jubilee Hospital ) and smaller home gardens, incorporating streams, falls and water walls.

Please note that we have changed our meeting place to St. Rose of Lima Church, at 2191 Townsend Rd. Meetings start promptly at 7:30 p.m. Thanks to St. Rose of Lima we now enjoy a one level, fully accessible, safe, warm and intimate space, which suits our needs and we love it, and so do our speakers.

Just a few of the treats in store featuring this year’s speakers: Author Carolyn Herriott,  the Zero-Mile Diet;  Lynda Dowling — Lavender & Herbs; Robin Sturley — Seed Saving; Glen Thelin — Taming the Overgrown Garden; as well as parlour shows and contests; summer garden teas,  off-site field trips and plant sales.

We are an active club and new members are always welcome.

Do come and check us out online:  www.sookegardenclub.ca,  Or email: Sooke.gardenclub@yahoo.com

Submitted by P. Day

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